N.Y. Has ‘Reached the Other Side of the Mountain’ and Can Begin Reopening

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday that New York has reached “the other side of the mountain” with the coronavirus outbreak in the state and can begin reopening the economy in phases.

“We’re right about where we were on March 19 before we went into the abyss of the COVID virus,” Cuomo said at his daily news conference giving updates on the virus outbreak.

“We’re coming out of the other side. So in many ways, from my point of view, we’re on the other side of the mountain, right? We got hit with the virus, we saw that incline,

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Cuomo hails falling rate of coronavirus infections

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As parts of New York prepared to reopen on Friday, the governor said new infections had fallen to the same rate as 19 March, the date he said the state “went into the abyss”.

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Giving his daily press briefing in Rochester, Andrew Cuomo said: “In many ways, from my point of view, we’re on the other side of the mountain.”

Cuomo shut down the entire state on 22 March, as the New York City area emerged as a global

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A San Francisco zoo thinks a 50-pound mountain lion that ran loose through the city killed 2 of its wallaroos and a kangaroo

In this image from surveillance camera video provided by KGO-TV/ABC7, a young mountain lion wanders through the station’s parking lot in San Francisco on June 16, 2020.

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  • A 50-pound mountain lion that ran loose through San Francisco is suspected of killing three marsupials in the city’s zoo.
  • The zoo said it’s investigating the deaths of two wallaroos and one red kangaroo.
  • Before the mountain lion was found, police had warned the city that it was likely “confused and lost,” and to “make yourself appear big and shout” if they encountered it.
  • The mountain lion was eventually
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